Through singing and learning musical instruments, learners are given the artistic opportunity to develop listening skills, performance experience and fine motor physical dexterity to develop a lifelong passion for music. The skills that music rehearsal and performance give include problem solving, resilience, team work and perseverance: all desirable lifelong skills.
Music lessons are carefully planned to interweave children’s skills and knowledge of music into their topic curriculum. Learners are given the opportunity to explore music in weekly lessons, singing collective worship, as well as working towards larger performances. Music is taught by an experienced music teacher in whole class settings. Children are also given the opportunity to develop instrumental proficiency appropriate to their age both in the classroom and through small group woodwind and brass lessons.
The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of
historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works
of the great composers and musicians
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music
on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical
instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to
progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and
communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch,
duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate
All our learners, regardless of their ability, context or experience,
will develop skills and a wider appreciation of how music impacts,
globally and historically, on individuals and groups of people. Children
will develop confidence and competence when performing and will be able
to critique and evaluate their own and others work.